Il Grido (The Cry) (1957)
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Critic Reviews for Il Grido (The Cry)
A bleak and desolate film, directed by Michelangelo Antonioni with an eye to the emotive powers of the barren landscape.
The camera's spare, stunning compositions and the tone of loss and disaffection anticipate Antonioni's later, brilliant explorations of bourgeois anomie.
A fairly lucid story that puts no undue strain on a viewer's imagination or intellect.
If Antonioni's assuredness isn't yet in place, Il Grido remains a key transitional work, with remarkable photography, fluid camerawork, and a typically unforgettable finale ranking among its most notable virtues.
The two American actors, Cochran and Blair, seem to lack any understanding of the director's methods and deliver the least satisfying performances to be found in any Antonioni film.
Audience Reviews for Il Grido (The Cry)
Very gray and desolate. What I liked about this film was the strange glimmer of hope present throughout Aldo's journey despite such despair. The use of music throughout is pretty cool too. Strange, absurd, and depressing film.
Despairing and poetic. 'Loneliness is such a drag...'
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